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Josie is a proud entrepreneur who sells beef and pork meat at the public market. Her family lives in Libag but their meat stall is located at the public market where sales opportunities are in high demand. She is 46 years old and has two children.

She is now asking for a loan of P20,000 to buy more pork and beef meat to sell. She would like to keep selling good products so she will gain more profits, which are necessary for paying school fees on time. Her photo was taken at the meat shop with her husband beside her.

Additional Information

About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.

This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.

ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 878
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,381,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Josie to buy more pork and beef meat to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013